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Nocturnal Bucks Do They Exist??

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The nocturnal behavior of bucks has long posed a challenge for hunters and conservationists. Do they even exist, and how can we effectively hunt and manage these elusive creatures? Is there such a thing as a 100% nocturnal buck? The answer is no! Some deer are changing activity patterns for several reasons (ex., hunting pressure) …

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How Do Bucks Skillfully Evade the Pressures of Hunting?

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Through a sophisticated array of sensory abilities, bucks employ various strategies to evade hunting pressure and ensure their survival. Comparable to skilled detectives, bucks possess acute hearing, a strong sense of smell, and excellent peripheral vision, allowing them to detect and sense danger from a distance. Crepuscular by nature, they browse mainly at dawn and …

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Tidewe Recurve Bow Review 2024

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I’ve recently had the opportunity to try out the TideWe Recurve Bow, and I’m impressed. This bow is a versatile option for both beginners and experienced archers alike. Its sleek design and impressive performance make it perfect for target shooting and trophy hunting. The TideWe Recurve Bow Package also includes all the necessary accessories, making …

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How to Make a Crossbow Quieter

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Did you know that the sound of a typical crossbow can reach up to 90 decibels? But don’t worry; there are several factors you can consider to make your crossbow quieter. By tightening all the fasteners, performing regular maintenance, and using noise-reduction accessories, you can significantly reduce the noise of your crossbow. In this article, …

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How to Find Deer Bedding Areas

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Have you ever wondered how to find out where deer are bedding? We are going to answer that question for you! Understanding their preferred bedding areas can set up a game plan to hunt them more effectively. read.. Identifying Deer Droppings & Scat How far do Deer Travel from their Bedding Area According to Whitetail …

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Best Crossbow Target 2024

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Imagine standing on the shooting range, crossbow in hand, feeling the rush of excitement as you release a bolt from your new crossbow. In those exhilarating moments, you truly appreciate the importance of finding a target that can handle the power. Having personally delved into the world of crossbow targets, I’ve compiled a definitive list …

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How You Can Find A Cheap Compound Bow

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As an archery enthusiast, I know how important it is to find the right equipment when starting. When it comes to compound bows, there are many options available for beginners. In this article, I will share my experience of finding a good beginner compound bow for a friend of mine and provide tips on how you can …

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Is Drone Hunting Ethical Or Cheating?

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Using drones in hunting has sparked a heated debate among hunters, wildlife enthusiasts, and conservationists. While drones have become increasingly popular for deer recovery and surveys, using them to locate and kill an animal has raised significant ethical concerns and is rightfully illegal. This article explores the ethical implications of using drones in hunting and …

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The Best Rangefinders With Angle Compensation Review 2024

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Navigating hilly terrains, mastering steep slopes, and tackling uneven ground – the life of a bowhunter is full of challenges, especially when it comes to accurately measuring sight distances for that perfect shot. Enter the world of advanced rangefinders with angle compensation, the game-changer that allows archers to precisely gauge their position and ensure a …

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A Guide To Outdoor Hobbies

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A list of outdoor hobbies to try and the benefits of them. The great outdoors is one of our world’s most beautiful and underappreciated parts. So many of us spend our lives indoors and forget how beautiful being in nature can be. Fresh air is incredibly good for you, and being outdoors is fantastic for …

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Best Takedown Recurve Bow [Roundup Review] 2024

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If you’re in the market for a takedown recurve bow, whether it’s your first or an upgrade, this article is tailored for you. With four years of hands-on experience in barebow archery, I’ve learned the ins and outs of what makes a takedown bow reliable and effective. I’ll cut through the clutter and present you …

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Best Kisser Buttons in 2024

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It is no secret that archery prowess is, in large part, a product of proper form. One of the most important elements of proper form is the retention of a consistent anchor point during every shot. One popular tool to aid in the keeping of consistent form is a kisser button, which ensures that you …

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Tips For Picking Your First Compound Bow

As a beginner to archery, you might not have the strength to pull back the bowstring with as much weight (draw weight) as somebody who has been practicing archery for a while. I like comparing it to going to the gym – the more you work out the stronger you’ll eventually get. The more you …

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Best Budget Bow Stabilizers 2024

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While know-it-all elitists frequently dismiss bow stabilizers as an unnecessary tool used only by amateurs, the best compound bow stabilizer silences your bow by eliminating excess vibration. And any bowman who’s ever hunted in the field knows that old cliches are sometimes true. On a hunt, silence is golden. At Bow Addicted, we want you …

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Understanding Tiller

What Does Tiller Mean In Archery?

The term “tiller” refers to the horizontal distance between the bow’s string and the limb of the bow. Usually, both the upper and lower limbs are measured when referring to the tiller. The top limb of a traditional bow should typically have a tiller that is 1/8 to 3/16 inches more than the tiller of …

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The Best Beginner Recurve Bow 2024

A recurve bow can be used by anyone who wants to practice shooting arrows at their home without buying any special equipment. It is also great if you’re going to learn how to use a bow but don’t have enough money to purchase expensive equipment right away. In addition, it is effortless and convenient to …

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How-To Bow Backings

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Special Thanks to Sam Harper for allowing us to republish his tutorials and build along instructions. His expertise and knowledge in the bow-making field have greatly benefited many readers, and we are grateful for his generous permission. You can back a bow with almost anything, but some things are better than others. The primary purpose …

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FAQ Poorfolkbows Tutorials

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Special Thanks to Sam Harper for allowing us to republish his tutorials and build along instructions. His expertise and knowledge in the bow-making field have greatly benefited many readers, and we are grateful for his generous permission. I get a lot of emails asking me questions. Since The Hunger Games came out, I’ve been getting a lot …

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DIY How to Make a Cheap and Easy Hotbox

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Special Thanks to Sam Harper for allowing us to republish his tutorials and build along instructions. His expertise and knowledge in the bow-making field have greatly benefited many readers, and we are grateful for his generous permission. My hot box cost me about $20 to make. Here’s how I did it. First, I went to …

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Glue Used In Making Bows and Arrows

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Special Thanks to Sam Harper for allowing us to republish his tutorials and build along instructions. His expertise and knowledge in the bow-making field have greatly benefited many readers, and we are grateful for his generous permission. Smooth On Smooth On is a 2 part epoxy. I use it for most of my bow making …

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How To Make a Spine Tester

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Special Thanks to Sam Harper for allowing us to republish his tutorials and build along instructions. His expertise and knowledge in the bow-making field have greatly benefited many readers, and we are grateful for his generous permission. It has been difficult writing this build along because there’s a lot of information I want to include, …

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Making a Flemish Bowstring

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Special Thanks to Sam Harper for allowing us to republish his tutorials and build along instructions. His expertise and knowledge in the bow-making field have greatly benefited many readers, and we are grateful for his generous permission. I remember it took me a long time to make my first flemish string. I couldn’t find a …

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Making a Fiberglass Laminated Bow

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Special Thanks to Sam Harper for allowing us to republish his tutorials and build along instructions. His expertise and knowledge in the bow-making field have greatly benefited many readers, and we are grateful for his generous permission. I’ve been putting this one off for a while because it’s a big of a “project” if you …

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Bamboo-Backed Ipe Bow Build-Along

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Special Thanks to Sam Harper for allowing us to republish his tutorials and build along instructions. His expertise and knowledge in bow-making have greatly benefited many readers, and we are grateful for his generous permission. Greetings and felicitations. Today, March 14, 2006, we are going to make a bamboo-backed ipe bow. Isn’t that exciting? But …

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How To Build An English Long Bow II

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Special Thanks to Sam Harper for allowing us to republish his tutorials and build along instructions. His expertise and knowledge in bow-making have greatly benefited many readers, and we are grateful for his generous permission. In case you’re wondering why I post my build-along on several pages instead of just putting it on one page …

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How To Make An English Longbow I

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Special Thanks to Sam Harper for allowing us to republish his tutorials and build along instructions. His expertise and knowledge in the bow-making field have greatly benefited many readers, and we are grateful for his generous permission. Today is Wednesday, July 20th, 2005. I have been wanting to make an English longbow for a long …

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Making a red oak board bow

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Special Thanks to Sam Harper for allowing us to republish his tutorials and build along instructions. His expertise and knowledge in the bow-making field have greatly benefited many readers, and we are grateful for his generous permission. I have two goals with this build along. First, I want to show how to make a cheap …

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How To Measure Bow Draw Length

When attempting to set up a compound bow, for best possible fitment, there are several steps, measurements, and calculations that must be accounted for. Of these various factors, few are as important as that of your bow’s draw length. In order to set this crucial adjustment, one must first know how to measure draw length. …

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